BA Hons (Acadia University)
MSt (University of Oxford)
PhD (University of London)

Office: Seton 307


Research interests: Gothic fiction and film; Victorian literature; history of science; humour theory and criticism.

Selected publications:

“Apparition.” Encyclopaedia of the Gothic. Eds. William Hughes, David Punter, and Andrew Smith (Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming 2012).

“Mirth as Medium: Spectacles of Laughter in the Victorian Séance Room.” The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult. Eds. Tatiana Kontou and Sarah Willburn (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2011).

“‘The Pleasure of Fiends’: Degenerate Laughter in Stoker’s Dracula.” Evolutions. Spec. issue of Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts. April 2007

Reviews for English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 and the Journal of Literature and Science.